Sujit Choudhry Predicts Constitutional Challenges

The Center for Constitutional Transitions supports building and revising constitutions through a network of international experts. 50 experts from 25 different countries have helped with research and problem-solving. Sujit Choudhry created the organization to fill in the gaps of knowledge in constitutional advice. The network of experts completed three thematic research projects in conjunction with the Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.  More on

In the political climate of today, many are discussing the interpretation of the United States’ constitution. They may be facing a great global challenge, the scale of which hasn’t been since World War II. It’s important that the politicians of today pay attention to the events that happened in other countries that experienced similar situations to those in the United States. They can either learn from their failures to not repeat them or try to emulate their successes.

Most importantly, the people that are actually in the areas in question will always know more about the situation than an outside observer. It’s important to pay attention to their needs and be responsive to what they have to say.

Sujit Choudhry has an education in law from 3 countries. He holds bachelor’s degrees in law from the University of Oxford and the University of Toronto. His master’s degree was received from the prestigious Harvard Law School in 1998. Sujit Choudhry has over 20 years experience as a constitutional advisor (

Sujit Choudhry created the Center for Constitutional Transition in 2012 and has been the director since then. At the University of California at Berkeley, he has held the position of an I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law since 2014. From 2011 to 2014 he was a Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law and from 1999 to 2011 he worked for the University of Toronto School of Law. Sujit Choudhry’s first position in the field of law was for the Supreme Court of Canada as a Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of Canada, Rt. Hon. Antonio Lamer.  Additional article on

He hopes to one day start another organization that collects and translates various constitutions and political documents throughout the world.

For further reference, visit his website on